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2015–16 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 7, 2015 – June 12, 2016
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
Regular season
Presidents' Trophy Washington Capitals
Season MVP Patrick Kane (Chicago)
Top scorer Patrick Kane (Chicago)
Eastern champions Pittsburgh Penguins
  Eastern runners-up Tampa Bay Lightning
Western champions San Jose Sharks
  Western runners-up St. Louis Blues
Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup champions Pittsburgh Penguins
  Runners-up San Jose Sharks
NHL seasons

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The 2015–16 NHL season was the 99th season of operation (98th season of play) of the National Hockey League (NHL). Thirty teams competed. There were 82 games in the regular season from October 7, 2015 to April 10, 2016.

The 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 13, 2016 and ended June 12. The Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth Stanley Cup. None of the seven Canadian-based teams qualified for the playoffs. The only other time in league history with no Canadian teams in the playoffs was in 1970.

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